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Novasep CEO Michel Spagnol 002

Dr Michel Spagnol

Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Michel Spagnol joined Novasep in June 2013 as CEO. He was appointed as Chairman of the Administrative Board in March 2014.

Holding a PhD from Stanford University (USA), he has worked in Europe, India and the USA in various executive positions including R&D, sales, marketing and global business management.

“Novasep’s differentiation to win business will always be the quality of our services, the passion of our teams supported by high added value technologies. We want to become a leader in all our markets, more agile, more transparent and we are aiming for nothing less than excellence to serving our customers."

 

Novasep CFO Christian Thiry

Christian Thiry

Chief Financial Officer

Christian Thiry joined Novasep in September 2013 as CFO and member of the executive committee.

Christian holds a MBA from ESSEC (Paris, France). Christian has worked 8 years for Ernst & Young and 20 years in several large industrial companies as CFO. The last 12 years, he supervised the growth of a public biopharmaceutical company listed on the SBF 120.

Christian’s objective is to drive Novasep toward a better profitability, financial strength and tighten relationships with the financial sector.

 

Novasep BU Synthesis Thierry Van NieuwenhoveThierry van Nieuwenhove

President of the Synthesis Business Unit

Thierry holds a master in bio-engineering from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). He joined Novasep in January 2014 as Head of Synthesis BU.

Previously, Thierry held several executive roles in business development, strategic projects and general management in contract manufacturing organizations.

His mission is to strengthen Novasep’s ranking as a leading contract manufacturing services provider for pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries.

 

Nadege Laborde BU IBNadège Laborde

President of the Industrial Biotech Business Unit

An engineer from Ecole Centrale Paris (France), Nadège joined Novasep in 2004 and became president of the Industrial Biotech BU in 2013.

Before her current position, Nadège Laborde had an extensive operational and multi-cultural experience
as  global engineering director at Novasep Industrial                                                                                                     Biotech BU.

Her mission is to expand the service offering and to continue the growth of Novasep in the Food, Functional Ingredients and Fermentation products and Chemical commodities markets, including bio-based chemicals market.

 

Novasep BU Biopharma Alain Lamproye

Alain Lamproye

President of the Biopharma Business Unit

Alain holds a master degree in botanical sciences from the Université de Liège (Belgium). Alain Lamproye joined Novasep in April 2012.

Previously, Alain Lamproye endorsed responsibilities as downstream group manager, site director and director of microbial technologies in one of the top 5 biopharmaceutical companies worldwide.

His mission is to drive Novasep’s growth on the Biopharmaceutical CMO market and purification equipment to turn the Group’s competitiveness into leadership in its several expertise areas.

 

Novasep Innovation Jean Blehaut

 Jean Bléhaut

Chief Innovation Officer

Jean holds masters in biochemical engineering from INSA (Lyon, France) and chemical engineering from ENSIC (Nancy, France). He is one of the founding members of Novasep.

He has held various positions within the group, including R&D, engineering, sales management, general management of business unit and marketing.

Jean’s core mission is to strenghten innovation within the company to generate tomorrow’s growth for the Group. He also oversees corporate marketing and communication.

 

Novasep Quality Jean Claude Romain

Jean-Claude Romain

Senior VP Quality

Jean-Claude holds a Master degree in production management from the Université of Caen (France). Jean-Claude joined Novasep in April 2012 as Corporate Quality Director.

He previously worked as production manager, quality manager and quality director for leading pharmaceutical companies.

Jean-Claude is committed to maintain the compliance of Novasep’s sites with the highest international standards of Quality and is also responsible for steering continuous improvement within the Group.

 

Novasep Legal Pierre Louis MIKUS

Pierre-Louis Mikus

Chief Legal Officer

Pierre-Louis holds degrees in both Law and Management from the University of Montreal (LL.B), and a Master’s in Management from ESCP Europe. He is also a lawyer admitted to the Quebec Bar, as well as a member of the Paris Bar. Pierre-Louis joined Novasep in May 2015 as Chief Legal Officer.

He previously held top positions in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular as Vice President Legal – R&D and Technical Operations for a leading French biopharmaceutical group and, most recently, at a corporate law firm focusing on the life sciences sector.

Pierre-Louis’s mission is to manage Novasep’s legal risks and foster a shared culture of enterprise risk management bringing value to the Group and its stakeholders.

 

Novasep bertrand waymel HR

Bertrand Waymel

Human Resources Director

Bertrand holds a degree from the INSEEC Business School in Paris, having specialized in Human Resources Management. He joined Novasep in September 2012 and became Human Resources Director, Group, in May 2015.

Before his current position, Bertrand brought with him to Novasep a solid experience in Human Resources Management. Within Novasep, he previously held the role of HR Director for the Synthesis Business Unit, before additionally taking on HR responsibilities for the Corporate Team.

Bertrand’s core mission is to fully secure the positioning of HR functions at the heart of the Group’s strategic redeployment. His goal is also to make HR management into a differentiating quality for Novasep, allowing the Group to develop talents as well as attract new ones.

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